Dr Shamistra Barathan

Dr Shamistra Barathan has over 20 years of experience in medicine and has worked as a General Practitioner for the last 15 years. She specialised in nutritional and environmental medicine by completing the Fellowship with ACNEM in 2019. She also holds the Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Dr Barathan founded and runs her private Integrative Medical Clinic in Carlton North and South Yarra, Melbourne. She is an advocate for holistic care and created a healthcare team which includes an Integrative Dietitian, Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, a Yoga Therapist and a Mind-set coach.

Dr Barathan also works part-time in a bulk-billing clinic in Balwyn, Melbourne. This has been a great opportunity to provide nutritional medicine in a setting that offers its own challenges e.g. time and access to care. She has been a strong supporter of ACNEM over the years. She regularly attended the ACNEM annual conferences, delivered a talk to the public at ACNEM’s MedEd for Everyone series in 2018, was the MC at the ACNEM Annual conference in 2019 and hosted the ACNEM podcast series that same year. Dr Barathan strongly supports the vision of ACNEM which is to change global health and is excited to be part of the ACNEM Board.

Elected to the Board – 12th December 2020.

Committees: Membership & Marketing – Chair